Civic Society wins CPRE Award

From time immemorial Barton’s Beck has been an important feature in the Town.

 Sadly, resulting from a shortage of water, inappropriate treatment and general neglect, the Beck became an eyesore rather than a thing of beauty.

 Since its foundation in 1969, Barton Civic Society had always been concerned about the appearance of the Beck, but the uncertainty and seasonal nature of the water supply was a major stumbling block to any really significant works, other than periodic tidying.

 However, thanks to the support of North Lincolnshire Council – both at officer level and financially, a generous grant from WREN, and sponsors of the new seating, the Civic Society’s Beck Sub-Committee worked tirelessly to transform the Beck.  There is now a permanent pond – complete with a family of ducks; and, when the Artesian Springs are active around the beginning of each year, the Beck is brimming full and mirrors the adjoining St. Mary’s Church.  The enhanced paved area with its new seating enables many people to relax and enjoy the tranquil scene.  Grateful thanks to all who have made this possible!

 The ‘Friends of the Beck’ now keep the area looking tidy and do general maintenance.

 On the heels of being shortlisted for a National Design Award by Civic Voice, Barton Civic Society has just been presented with an Award by CPRE Northern Lincolnshire, in recognition of its successful restoration of Barton Beck.

 Barton Beck Award

 (Presentation:  Ian Lawless, Chairman of the Civic Society’s Beck Sub-Committee receiving the Award from David Rose, CPRE Chair.  Looking on (L-R) are John French, John Womersley and Andrew Robinson).


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